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Functional Foods and Nutrition

Unpaid InternshipPlus benefits15 - 20 hrs/wk

a month ago


About this Job

For more than 25 years, the Functional Food Center (FFC) has promoted research for further development and commercialization of functional foods for chronic diseases. Join us in the innovative work we do- either by organizing conferences, writing textbooks, or publishing peer-reviewed articles in the journal of Functional Foods in Health and Disease (FFHD). We are looking for dedicated and detail-oriented interns who are eager to learn and hone new skills. We especially welcome students who are looking for an internship with academic credit.

FFC helps students and recent graduates learn more about functional food science and gain excellent research, writing, and editing skills. All internships are flexible and based on intern’s objectives. Plus, since all internships are virtual and remote, we accept students from all around the US and cater to their work availability.

As an intern, you will increase your knowledge on the topic of functional food and chronic disease. Working with the journal and providing content on the subject to professionals will improve your communication and writing skills. This internship is a great way to see a different side of the nutrition field.

Through this internship, you will gain invaluable experience with the scientific research community, functional foods and bioactive compounds, and communication skills to thrive in a variety of career opportunities related to biology, food, nutrition, health, media studies, and more. We look forward to connecting with you about this exciting opportunity with the Functional Food Center.

As you finish your internship you will receive:

1) Certificate for Internship

2) Certificate for a free 12-month membership for the Academic Society for Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds

3) One free conference registration within 12 months of internship

4) Support with recommendation letter if needed

5) If interested, possible academic credit

Number of positions available



  • University student (Writing, English, Biology, or Food/Nutrition, or Health-related majors are welcome to apply)
  • Extensive editing, proofreading, organizational, and research skills
  • Publishing experience, a plus
  • 15-20 hours/week - flexible schedule (200 hours in total)

About Functional Food Center

Since 1998, The Functional Food Center (FFC) has been a pioneer in the functional food industry, combining cutting-edge expertise in the biomedical sciences with practical business experience in order to aid in further research, development, and commercialization of functional food innovations in both domestic and international markets. The FFC connects a global network of professionals (scientists, functional food experts, and food industry representatives) to an environment conducive to innovative research collaboration. Additionally, Food Science Publisher specializes in publishing books in the field of functional food science, nutrition, bioactive compounds, chronic diseases and development of functional food products. Functional foods are part of a normal dietary food intake for optimized nutrition. The Functional Food Center defines “functional foods” as “Natural or processed foods that contain biologically-active compounds; which, in defined, effective non-toxic amounts, provide a clinically proven and documented health benefit utilizing specific biomarkers, for the prevention, management, or treatment of chronic disease or its symptoms.”
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Skills you'll need for this internship

    food chemistry
    molecular biology


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How will you be compensated for this role?

Benefits for this internship

  • recommendation letter, certificates


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What happens after you send in your application?

Functional Food Center has not provided an expected interview date. If Functional Food Center chooses not to move forward with your application, they will notify you.

Functional Food Center also indicates this role is likely to convert to full-time.

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